Ksenia Anske is creating Books
142

patrons

$1,167
per month

Hello and privet! (Privet is "hello" in Russian.)

Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page.

I'm Ksenia, and I'm a writer and a writing coach (and the Empress of Dark Fantasy—or so my readers like to call me—because I write dark, bloody things...).

Patreon is the place where I coach you:


  • How to write daily, with daily WRITING TIP posts (and my chainsaw);
  • How to break down the structure of any book or movie, with weekly structure BREAKDOWN posts;
  • How to write a book in one draft without any prior writing experience, with access to my WIP Google Docs, weekly WRITING CLASS posts with homework, Discord text and voice chats, Skype video chats, Google Hangouts movie parties, and more (check out the tiers to your right);

IN SHORT, PATREON IS THE PLACE WHERE I COACH YOU HOW TO WRITE BOOKS THAT SELL—BOOKS THAT PEOPLE CAN'T PUT DOWN.

A little bit about me:

I was was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 1998. I'm the author of dark fantasy short fiction and 7 novels, and the winner of Amtrak Residency Program 2015. My novel Rosehead won Honorary Mention in the YA Category in the Indie Ebook Award 2016, and I'm currently writing a six-book series, T.U.B.E.—a Soviet #metoo thriller.

A little bit about my darkness:

Writing pulled me back from the dead. I wanted to kill myself, but my therapist said, “No. Don’t do it. Write.” So I did, and that unlocked something—something that soon became a torrent. My native Russian ceded to English. I felt like I’ve found my language, like it was safe to tell my stories. I started blogging, then writing flash fiction, then books. Writing became my therapy. Dark beginnings to happiness.

Why I'm here:

I've been writing full-time since 2012 and have spread myself too thin over TwitterFacebookElloblog, and newsletters, and by taking on too many clients (apart from being a writing coach I'm also a business coach). Sleep became a luxury, so I had to choose: to work myself into the ground or to find balance and prosper. So in 2018 I've moved EVERYTHING to Patreon.

Where your money will go:

Your pledge is my salary. Think of it as choosing the level of writing coaching that you need. Check out the tiers to your right. They're named after the animals from Russian fairy tales (tales I read as a child), plus one scary Baba Yaga. Which one would give you the most value?

What my patrons are saying:

“Ksenia is a talented writer and all around great human. Her upcoming book T.U.B.E. is a weird and twisted thriller that I couldn't put down! As a Patreon supporter, her personal touches are beautiful and her writing advice is invaluable.”
— Liz Pecoraro-Snyder, patron

"I've found Ksenia's efforts to keep folks writing really inspirational. I've added her work to the 'I'll get through that as soon as I can, likely this summer' list. Overall I think it's just neat to see a creator spitball ideas and experiment with stuff, talk about the process and what was going on when things were made."
— Kristen Maloney, patron

"Ksenia is so talented, and she's written some amazing stories. That alone is enough for me to carry on my support, as I really want to make sure that she has the means to carry on writing, in the hope that all the more people get to discover her writing. Her personality, her devotion and the connection she creates with her readers make it so much easier to not think about the money that go out of my bank on a monthly basis to reach her."
— Nikos Papageorgiou, patron

"I fucking love Ksenia and wish her books to be at NY best sellers list! Dammit!"
— Vera Golosova, patron

THANK YOU FOR PLEDGING!

Have more questions? Email me. (I shall answer them all...)

Tiers
Hamsters
$1 or more per month 80 patrons (sold out!)
Daily writing TIP posts

✔ Yearly 1hr video chat

✔ Private Discord channels

✔ Name in published books

Includes Discord rewards
Squirrels
$5 or more per month 44 of 50 patrons
Weekly book/movie structure BREAKDOWN posts

✔ Voting power on what books/movies to break down

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Hedgehogs
$10 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
Weekly HOW-TO posts explaining my writing process

✔ Access to WIP Google Docs

✔ Early ebook downloads

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Foxes
$25 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Monthly 1hr Discord TEXT chats
✔ Book GIVEAWAY at signup

✔ Advance paperbacks

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Wolves
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
Weekly 1hr Discord writing CLASS text chats

✔ Weekly story structure CLASS posts and homework

✔ Homework sharing/feedback

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Bears
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Weekly 1hr Discord group VOICE chats

✔ Daily PMs on Discord

✔ Daily priority response

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$300 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly private 1hr VIDEO calls

✔ Priority access to me via text or any other messaging platform with daily response

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1,167 of $2,000 per month
Wowzers. When we reach this goal, I'll be able to quit working with clients altogether and devote all my time to writing and to teaching you novel structure, plotting, and scene blocking here on Patreon. And lounging in bathtubs of vodka (of course). Thank you.
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Hello and privet! (Privet is "hello" in Russian.)

Thank you for stopping by my Patreon page.

I'm Ksenia, and I'm a writer and a writing coach (and the Empress of Dark Fantasy—or so my readers like to call me—because I write dark, bloody things...).

Patreon is the place where I coach you:


  • How to write daily, with daily WRITING TIP posts (and my chainsaw);
  • How to break down the structure of any book or movie, with weekly structure BREAKDOWN posts;
  • How to write a book in one draft without any prior writing experience, with access to my WIP Google Docs, weekly WRITING CLASS posts with homework, Discord text and voice chats, Skype video chats, Google Hangouts movie parties, and more (check out the tiers to your right);

IN SHORT, PATREON IS THE PLACE WHERE I COACH YOU HOW TO WRITE BOOKS THAT SELL—BOOKS THAT PEOPLE CAN'T PUT DOWN.

A little bit about me:

I was was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to the US in 1998. I'm the author of dark fantasy short fiction and 7 novels, and the winner of Amtrak Residency Program 2015. My novel Rosehead won Honorary Mention in the YA Category in the Indie Ebook Award 2016, and I'm currently writing a six-book series, T.U.B.E.—a Soviet #metoo thriller.

A little bit about my darkness:

Writing pulled me back from the dead. I wanted to kill myself, but my therapist said, “No. Don’t do it. Write.” So I did, and that unlocked something—something that soon became a torrent. My native Russian ceded to English. I felt like I’ve found my language, like it was safe to tell my stories. I started blogging, then writing flash fiction, then books. Writing became my therapy. Dark beginnings to happiness.

Why I'm here:

I've been writing full-time since 2012 and have spread myself too thin over TwitterFacebookElloblog, and newsletters, and by taking on too many clients (apart from being a writing coach I'm also a business coach). Sleep became a luxury, so I had to choose: to work myself into the ground or to find balance and prosper. So in 2018 I've moved EVERYTHING to Patreon.

Where your money will go:

Your pledge is my salary. Think of it as choosing the level of writing coaching that you need. Check out the tiers to your right. They're named after the animals from Russian fairy tales (tales I read as a child), plus one scary Baba Yaga. Which one would give you the most value?

What my patrons are saying:

“Ksenia is a talented writer and all around great human. Her upcoming book T.U.B.E. is a weird and twisted thriller that I couldn't put down! As a Patreon supporter, her personal touches are beautiful and her writing advice is invaluable.”
— Liz Pecoraro-Snyder, patron

"I've found Ksenia's efforts to keep folks writing really inspirational. I've added her work to the 'I'll get through that as soon as I can, likely this summer' list. Overall I think it's just neat to see a creator spitball ideas and experiment with stuff, talk about the process and what was going on when things were made."
— Kristen Maloney, patron

"Ksenia is so talented, and she's written some amazing stories. That alone is enough for me to carry on my support, as I really want to make sure that she has the means to carry on writing, in the hope that all the more people get to discover her writing. Her personality, her devotion and the connection she creates with her readers make it so much easier to not think about the money that go out of my bank on a monthly basis to reach her."
— Nikos Papageorgiou, patron

"I fucking love Ksenia and wish her books to be at NY best sellers list! Dammit!"
— Vera Golosova, patron

THANK YOU FOR PLEDGING!

Have more questions? Email me. (I shall answer them all...)

Recent posts by Ksenia Anske

Tiers
Hamsters
$1 or more per month 80 patrons (sold out!)
Daily writing TIP posts

✔ Yearly 1hr video chat

✔ Private Discord channels

✔ Name in published books

Includes Discord rewards
Squirrels
$5 or more per month 44 of 50 patrons
Weekly book/movie structure BREAKDOWN posts

✔ Voting power on what books/movies to break down

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Hedgehogs
$10 or more per month 9 of 15 patrons
Weekly HOW-TO posts explaining my writing process

✔ Access to WIP Google Docs

✔ Early ebook downloads

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Foxes
$25 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Monthly 1hr Discord TEXT chats
✔ Book GIVEAWAY at signup

✔ Advance paperbacks

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Wolves
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
Weekly 1hr Discord writing CLASS text chats

✔ Weekly story structure CLASS posts and homework

✔ Homework sharing/feedback

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Bears
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Weekly 1hr Discord group VOICE chats

✔ Daily PMs on Discord

✔ Daily priority response

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$300 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly private 1hr VIDEO calls

✔ Priority access to me via text or any other messaging platform with daily response

✚ All lower perks

Includes Discord rewards